Thursday 24 February 2022

Ronnies Sea Strike 18 (Cook Islands)

 Its great to see another Sea Strike 18 launching last week. This time from Ronnie who lives in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific.

He writes:

"Hi Mark,

I Just personally want to thank you for the Sea Strike SS18 plans, the help from the start via messenger, phone call and the forum platform - very helpful in guiding newbies such as myself in boat building. It's been a great experiencing learning from everyone on forum , ideas and tips in completing my boat

I have been going offshore, fishing red snapper, chasing yellow fin Tuna, Mahimahi and Marlin in very choppy conditions(15 - 20+ mph wind) and she handles the rough seas really well. I have gained a lot of confidence now being out at round seas with my Sea Strike 18- knowing that I can get back home safely. 🙂

Here's a few photo's of my Sea Strike SS18 and us out fishing.

I have not started the next build yet - the Cruise Control 5.2. I think this will be very suitable for our choppy sea fishing conditions. :).

Kind regards - Ronnie"

Great to see you and your mates having a great time fishin' Ronnie. Looking forward to seeing more in the near future mate

Have fun

Friday 4 February 2022

Gavin's Mushulu 14 (Australia)

Great to hear from Gavin again, having a blast with his family and his Mushulu 14 whilst on holidays.

He writes:

We just spent the 2.5 weeks down at Lakes Entrance with the family.  First time trying out the new engine, raised transom and retrofitted spray rails. 

Weather was great,  but to hot and not to cold. Very little rain. Tried the boat in some rough conditions,  certainly the roughest I've had the boat out in.  Felt perfectly safe the whole time.

Perfect boating location for a holiday for anybody  in Vic. Ran into Steve with his Sea Strike 18. Great to meet another builder in person.  All round a great holiday down by the beach.  If course,  wouldn't have been half a enjoyable without my boat.